I've focussed much of my attention over the past few years on Maryland's eastern shore, but I've never discounted that Delaware had as much to offer- I just never explored enough to find out just how much!
This past Wednesday I spent the day at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. I didn't realize it was so close- its only an hour drive from home and a lovely drive at that.
Bombay Hook is all about the birds- Warblers, Swallows, Finches, Shore birds and a ton of others. But, there are also fox, raccoons, squirrels, deer, possum, snakes, turtles, insects and flora.
I returned on Friday and am hoping to go again on Monday, though I've heard there are several other promising locations in Delaware I should investigate as well (Prime Hook, Slaughter Beach, Whita Clay Creek, Ashland Nature Center, Brandywine Creek, Wilmington State Parks, Fort Dupont, Thousand Acre Marsh, Assawoman Wildlife Area, etc.).
There is also an Amish community on the way there, so I'm hoping to find some great produce stands to frequent while on my outings. I've been doing my best to purchase only locally grown produce- its better for my local economy, for the environment and its usually fresher and more affordable as well.